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Commercial Debt Collection

We handle business debt collection cases in state and federal courts throughout Minnesota and North Dakota. We strive to obtain the maximum allowable debt recovery for all clients.

Consumer Debt Collection

We collect consumer debts at all stages, from initial placement of the claim through post-judgment enforcement, all while taking care to comply with state and federal debt collection regulations.

Creditor Representation in Bankruptcy

Our services in bankruptcy proceedings include motions to lift stay in order to repossess collateral, adversary actions to have debts declared nondischargeable for fraud, and others.

Time Share Exit Negotiations

If you are struggling to make time share payments or are generally dissatisfied with your setup, we can help you negotiate out of your time share contract the right way.

Estate Planning

Taking the time to prepare your assets through estate planning can alleviate stress from your loved ones when you pass away. We know how to secure your estate to the benefit of your family and loved ones.

General Civil Litigation

We represent parties involved in various civil disputes, such as construction litigation, contractor disputes, fraud, and consumer fraud.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

At reasonable rates, we mediate disputes between parties to allow them to come to a confidential and convenient resolution without legal litigation.

Commercial Debt collection

We are lawyers committed to collecting delinquent business accounts and judgments. We negotiate settlements and payment arrangements and monitor those arrangements for timely payment. We also handle replevin actions to recovery collateral and probate claims in a deceased’s estate.  We offer flexible compensation arrangements, including contingency rates.  Learn why our debt collection strategies achieve success.

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Consumer debt bills that are handled by Halpern Cottrell Green debt colletion lawyers

Consumer Debt Collections

We handle consumer debt collection lawsuits in both Minnesota and North Dakota for credit cards, lines of credit, student loans, promissory notes, deficiencies, and auto loans. Halpern Cottrell Green PA also engages in replevin actions to recovery collateral and probate claims in a deceased’s estate. Contact us for legal advice and representation related to  the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Creditor Representation in Bankruptcy

We can take the worry out of complex bankruptcy matters.  With our comprehensive understanding of bankruptcy law, we can employ a full range of remedies. We represent lenders and creditors in motions to lift stay, and other bankruptcy practices, including filing proofs of claim, adversary actions to have debt declared non- dischargeable, and obtaining dismissals of bankruptcies.

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Time share exit negotiations practie area by Halpern Cottrell Green Law Frim which does debt collection

Time Share Exit Negotiations

Getting out of time share contract is not always easy.  If you find yourself in a situation where you are paying ever increasing association fees for your rarely used time share, we provide a way out. Our attorneys have experience in consumer protection laws on vacation ownership. For an affordable fee we have successfully negotiated releases from timeshare obligations.

Estate Planning

Estate planning is necessary to prepare your assets in the event you are no longer available to provide for yourself. Taking the time make for arrangements now can alleviate your loved ones from the added burden of administering your estate when you pass away. We create wills, trusts, health care directives, and power of attorney. The process includes choosing beneficaries and planning for the settlement of taxes.

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Civil Litigation case negotiation at Halpern Cottrell Green Law Firm

General Civil Litigation

Our combined experience includes representation of parties involved in various civil disputes, such as construction litigation, contractor disputes, fraud, and consumer fraud. This includes representation from motion practice, trial, and appeals.  In the area of business law, we offer representation in pursuing mechanics’ lien foreclosure actions, bond claims on projects for state owned property, as well as assistance in business formation.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Hapern Cottrell Green PA mediates disputes between parties, including contested family law matters, for reasonable rates and fee structures. Mediation allows the palties involved to come to a confidential and convenient resolution of uncertain and costly lawsuits.  We also offer arbitration services for civil disputes.

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